A typical application process consists of 4 major stages. It can be more or less depending on factors like the seniority of the position, the type of role, internal requirements, and so on. However, for these series, I’ll treat the entire application life cycle as a 4 stage process. Stage 1 is where your application for the role is submitted and at this stage, the review of your cv takes place. If your profile fits what the team is looking for, you will be invited to proceed to the next stage. However, some candidates have found getting past stage 1 to be a herculean task. What is really responsible for all of these drop-offs? Why do I keep getting all those rejection emails without even having the opportunity to speak to a human being? someone might ask. Listen to this episode to get some clarity on what might be responsible for this and to get some practical tips on how to improve your cv.